Guided tour

Avignon: Les Baux-de-Provence Day Trip with Wine Tasting

Avignon: Les Baux-de-Provence Day Trip with Wine Tasting

Activity provider: Provence Reservation

From US$ 73.85 per person

On this 5-hour tour from Avignon visit the picturesque Provençal town St Rémy de Provence, spend free time in Les Baux de Provence, sample the local wine and olive oil, and enjoy the audio-visual show in Carrières de Lumières 'Salvador Dali.'

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Duration 4.5 hours
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English, French

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the medieval village of Les Baux-de-Provence, one of the most beautiful villages in France
  • Taste the local olive oil and wine from the region
  • Admire the scenery of the surrounding Alpilles mountain range
Full description
This 5-hour tour takes you on a discovery of Les Baux-de-Provence, a medieval village labeled as "one of the most beautiful villages in France". This immense and superb stone fortress is without doubt one of the must-sees on the Provencal tourist trail. Here you can sample some of the best olive oils and wines in the region. You will have the opportunity to taste olive oil at a mill in the valley of Les Baux-de-Provence, one of the most beautiful landscapes of olive groves in Provence where olive oil, cracked olives, and black olives are entitled to the AOC Label. The unusual feature of this olive oil is that it is made from a blend of several varieties of olives. It is the subtle blend of these varieties, a secret jealously guarded by each producer, that gives the oils a whole palette of different flavors. You will also enjoy wine tasting in an estate at the foot of the Alpilles mountain range. The wines of Les Baux-de-Provence are defined by the unique, multi-faceted character of the soil, naturally protected and dried by the mistral wind. Les Baux-de-Provence wines have been officially recognized since 1995 by a "Registered Designation of Origin" (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée). Nowadays, the wines are unusual in that the grapes are grown using organic or biodynamic methods over 85% of their geographical area.
Includes
  • Entrance fee to the sound & light show at Les Carrières de Lumières
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus
  • Services of a driver/guide
  • Food & Drinks (unless otherwise specified)
  • Hotel pickup & drop-off
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet outside Avignon Tourist Information Center.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    5/5
  • Service
    4.5/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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Guide and Olive Mill excellent, Winery poor, only interested in sales.

We really got on with Jeremy, our guide/driver, who was very informative about the region of Provence, and both the visit to Les-Baux-de-Provence village, and the Castellas Olive Mill were really enjoyable. Our host at the Mill, Remy, was brilliant.... very knowledgable, passionate about the business and enthusiastic in sharing this with us. The whole story of getting from harvested olives to finally blended and bottled oils was explained in depth, with a lot of humour, and the tasting was so interesting as well. Such a contrast to the visit to the Mas de la Dame winery. No explanations of the harvest, the varieties of grape they grow, nor the wine-making process at all. Yes, we got to taste five or six wines, but felt the emphasis was more on selling the product than explaining how it got to the shop. No real experience for us about their work. Overall though, we did enjpy our five hours or so.

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May 21, 2015

August 29, 2018

Product ID: 8707